Traveling with special items like laptops, video game consoles, and other electronics is pretty straightforward.
Typically, all you have to do is take them out of your bag at TSA check-in, run them through the scanner, and you’re good to go.
After that, as long as your carry-on meets the size requirements, there’s nothing standing in the way of you bringing those items on the plane.
But flying with medical equipment is often a different story.
Depending on what you’re carrying with you, airline regulations may get in the way and lead to unwanted fees and complications.
That’s why, today, we’re bringing you an in-depth guide on traveling with medical devices. With this knowledge, you can go with confidence — no matter where your travels take you.
If you’re planning on storing your medical device in a carry-on bag, the first thing to do is check your airline’s carry-on size guidelines.
As long as your bag fits these dimensions and can be comfortably stored in an overhead bin or under the seat in front of you, you should have no issue bringing your device with you.
You can find this information on your airline’s website or by giving them a call.
TSA-approved medical devices and equipment such as breathing apparatuses, needles or syringes, and breast pumps are typically allowed on board at no extra charge.
However, this is only provided that they fit inside your carry-on luggage, and items like needles and syringes are accompanied by medications that have the necessary medical labels.
If you put your devices in a larger checked bag with non-essentials, then normal baggage fees will apply.
So, to avoid forking over more money, it’s always a good idea to pack any medical devices and supplies you want (or need) to bring with you in your carry-on luggage.
These items can include those listed above, plus medications, hearing aids, glucose monitors, muscle stimulators, and more.
Since the TSA screens all baggage before takeoff, many people think it’s their responsibility to manage the medical devices that come aboard.
But in reality, they’re only there to ensure that no dangerous or illegal items make it on the plane. They don’t have specific rules to determine which medical devices are acceptable and which aren’t.
This authority falls to the specific airline you’re flying with, and each airline has different policies concerning what medical devices you can carry on the plane.
Some may have similar rules and recommendations, but unfortunately, there’s no “one-size fits all” rule for medical devices.
If you’re unsure about your airline’s carry-on guidelines (or other medical device-related policies) and you can’t find the information you’re looking for online, give them a call before your flight.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
This tip is a quick side-note, but it will help you save time when going through security.
If you have the extra cash to cover the $85 background check, you can streamline your TSA screening process by using TSA Precheck.
To apply, you’ll need to visit an enrollment center to provide documentation and fingerprints.
Once approved, you’ll never have to remove your shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts, or light jackets at security again.
That being said, you’ll still be required to go through the screening process, put your luggage through the scanner, and receive a pat-down if necessary.
If you’re traveling with a BEMER muscle stimulator, you can rest assured that they’re registered and licensed by Health Canada as a Class II Medical Device.
Plus, for avid travelers, business people, and other frequent flyers, the BEMER Pro-Set comes with its very own custom travel-size backpack that easily doubles as a carry-on bag.
Need a quick muscle stimulation session on the flight? The Pro-Set makes it quick and easy.
Want to wind down in your hotel room after a long day of travel? Setting up and breaking down your BEMER is refreshingly smooth…
And results like these are possible in only two eight-minute sessions a day:
With the BEMER Deluxe-Set, you can enjoy the benefits of better circulation, better health, and better life — wherever you go.
Talk to a BEMER distributor near you today to learn more!
BEMER does not provide any medical advice or services. This device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It should not be used for any purpose other than as described in the user manual. Please consult your own healthcare provider if you have any medical issues.
BEMER USA LLC is a leader in the field of microcirculation. BEMER Group North America, 1989 Palomar Oaks Way, Carlsbad, CA 92011